Title

Short-time dynamics of polypeptides

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-13-2007

Abstract

The authors study the short-time dynamics of helix-forming polypeptide chains using an all-atom representation of the molecules and an implicit solvation model to approximate the interaction with the surrounding solvent. The results confirm earlier observations that the helix-coil transition in proteins can be described by a set of critical exponents. The high statistics of the simulations allows the authors to determine the exponent values with increased precision and support universality of the helix-coil transition in homopolymers and (helical) proteins. © 2007 American Institute of Physics.

Publication Title

Journal of Chemical Physics

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